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Barry Minkow, felon, is helping the feds uncover fraudulent financial schemes

A roomful of agents was waiting expectantly at the FBI's principal training facility at Quantico, Va., when a wiry, intense man stepped to the microphone. Pointing to a video camera recording the session, he tried to break the ice. "I notice you guys are videotaping me," he deadpanned. "And I want to thank the FBI, because this is the first time you have let me know in advance that the recorders were on."

Count Barry Minkow as one of the more unlikely people ever to be a law-enforcement lecturer. A felon, he was busted in his early 20s by the FBI...

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